Is Bryce Harper 'overrated' and is he a 'losing player'? An executive says he is

He was harsh with Harper

Bryce Harper

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Bryce Harper has been chosen by many as the baseball player who will sign the largest contract in MLB history as a free agent. 

The talent and his young age, Bryce Harper have convinced most of the baseball world that he will break the record. However, according to Robert Murray of FRS Baseball, an executive of a top National League team, a gave a very critical and hard impression about the outfielder.

He’s simply overrated. The good ain’t worth the bad. He’s a losing player. Cares about himself more than the team. If I was in charge and had money, my team would not pursue him. We would use that money to sign 2-3 winning players.


In four postseason series with the Nationals, Harper has not been able to win any of them but he can't be blamed for the team's defeats, according to another executive. But the harsh comments continue:

If he gets more than 10-years, $300 million, I’d be surprised. I would not give him 10 years period and certainly not at that AAV. He’s just not worth it. He’s a selfish, losing player.


The strong words of the executive contrast with the aspirations of Harper in which 300 million dollars is the minimum for what would negotiate and many see it breaking the barrier of 400 million dollars